Walkman Jazz: Sarah Vaughan

Walkman Jazz: Sarah Vaughan

by Sarah Vaughan



The Compact Jazz budget series offers jazz newcomers an ideal way to sample some of best material from the post-bop years. The vocal titles are especially impressive, with nicely selected discs featuring Anita O'Day, Helen Merrill, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, and Arthur Prysock. The Divine One, Sarah Vaughan, is appropriately given the best of the lot: a 16-track edition that focuses on her early prime stretch of 1954-1958, taking in a glorious mix of full-band cuts and combo sides. Bookended by two numbers from her stellar and boppish 1954 date with Clifford Brown ("Lullaby of Birdland," "Embraceable You"), the collection includes several glowing strings sides that feature the charts of Hal Mooney and Quincy Jones, as well as handful of more swinging cuts with bands led by Count Basie, Ernie Wilkins, and J.J. Johnson; the collective lineup of these last three outfits includes the cream of the day's hard bop talent. Topped off with two trio pieces featuring pianist John Malachi, bassist Joe Benjamin, and drummer Roy Haynes, Vaughan's Compact Jazz disc is the perfect way to get familiar with the singer's many charms and incredible vocal range.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042283069923
catalogNumber: 830699

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Clifford Brown   Trumpet
Richard Davis   Bass
Freddie Green   Guitar
Grey   Trombone
Bob James   Piano
Quincy Jones   Vocals
Thad Jones   Trumpet,Conductor
Herbie Mann   Flute,Vocals
Billy Mitchell   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Jerome Richardson   Flute,Flugelhorn,Tenor Saxophone
Marshall Royal   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Ronnell Bright   Piano
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Joe Benjamin   Bass
William Boucaya   Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Kenny Clarke   Strings,Drums
Henry Coker   Trombone
Pierre Cullaz   Guitar
Frank Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Benny Golson   Tenor Saxophone
Roy Haynes   Drums
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Jo Hrasko   Saxophone
Marcel Hrasko   Saxophone
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Jimmy Jones   Piano
John Malachi   Piano
Sam Marowitz   Alto Saxophone
Sonny Payne   Drums
Benny Powell   Trombone
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Zoot Sims   Saxophone
Turk VanLake   Guitar
Frank Wess   Flute,Flugelhorn,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kai Winding   Trombone
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Michael A. Hauser   Vibes

Technical Credits

Erroll Garner   Composer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Thad Jones   Arranger
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Henry Coker   Contributor
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger,Director
Walter Gross   Composer
James Isaacs   Liner Notes
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Bob Shad   Producer
Clifford Grey   Composer

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